Free watches? Is this real life?

Free watches? Is this real life?

Pinch your arms as many times as you need to, splash some water on your face, and smile as big as you can, 'cause many of our watches really are free.

No this isn't a scam -- just the result of some over zealous ordering and some overfilled factory warehouses that are in desperate need of space for our newest Spring and Summer products.

 

 

The Debon

 

We've gotten quite a few inquiries about how we can afford to sell so much of our stock for free. Here's the breakdown of how this great deal has come to be for you, and how it's affecting us.

 

More Traffic

Since changing the prices of our watches to zip, zilch, zero, we've seen an enormous increase in traffic to our site. Turns out people like free stuff -- who would've figured?

With so many more page views, we've seen an increase in orders. Our data reflects that quite a few customers have dropped by to pick up a free watch and added another product to their basket while they were shopping.

 

The Onyx

 

More Space

Since we've started this deal, we've seen watches flying left and right, north and south, all around the globe. While it's been pretty cool to see our products shipping out to so many locations, it's also been pretty cool to be able to see the floor of our warehouse again. So much room for activities! But more importantly, room for new products.

 

 

The Kanon

 

 

More Products

Now that we have more space, we're able to offer more products on our site. We're always super excited to introduce new items to our customers -- there's a lot of work that goes into designing and developing them, so the opportunity to launch these products has us all kinds of over the moon.

 

The Executive

 

More Time

The less time we spend worrying about extra inventory, the more time we can dedicate to serious mind-benders. Like how many ties to order, the most stylish looks for next year, and the meaning of life. All very important things to ponder. 

 

 

The Geneve

 

More Smiles

Okay, this one is cheesy, but seriously guys! Free watches are like free hugs -- everyone who receives one can't help but be happy, and given the reviews we've gotten, we're very happy too. A win-win and a big ol' grin for everyone.

 

 

The Stealth Edition

 

We hope this explains our choice to offer our products for the best possible price! Truly, it's not a scam, just a clever ploy for us to accomplish a few goals and simultaneously make you happy. To scope out our full watch selection, click here.

April 04, 2017 by Karen Warfield
Four Fixes to a Disorganised Dwelling

Four Fixes to a Disorganised Dwelling

What better way to kick off Spring than with a cleaning of your home base and a thorough re-organisation of your work area? 

At Bachelor's Box, we know that the better you organise, the better chance you have at avoiding cleaning for a longer period of time. Here are our top products to help keep your digs nice and tidy so you can enjoy more free space and free time from cleaning in the months to come.

 

 

 

 

1. Accessory Tray

The perfect box to keep things out of sight and out of mind, but easy to find when the time comes. This model has separate compartments to store whichever knick-knacks you have lying around or you can remove the drawers to make room for documents -- pretty handy.

The best part of it all, though, is that this product stacks easily with other accessory trays to create perfectly organised towers. If we're being honest, it's basically the Lego of organisers. Does it get any better than that?

 

 

 

 

2. Wood iPhone and Watch Dock

Technology is the best. The wires that go along with technology? Not so much. There's nothing worse than tangled charging cables and cords running across a table or desk. Luckily, designers are geniuses and organisational docks exist. And this one is particularly nice. 

Bamboo wood and high class finishes make this dock stand out as a quality piece that not only will have your mobile devices organised, but won't be bad to look at either. Not too shabby in our book.

 

 

 

 

3. Three by Three Desktop Organiser

Due to some unspoken conspiracy that defies the laws of physics, no matter how big your desk is, there's always a shortage of space. Make the most of the surface area you have access to with this desktop organiser. Not only does it have two rows of cubbies to store whichever supplies you need, it also elevates your screen to a more comfortable height. Goodbye neck pain, hello clean and sorted workspace.

 

 

 

4. Magnetic Organisation System

So, super strong magnets are already super cool. But super strong magnets that also help you organise? Amazing. The MagnetTab system allows you to hang and store clothing, towels, and documents -- whatever floats your boat and clutters your home or office space.

 

 

March 31, 2017 by Karen Warfield
Our Choice: The Best Casual Jackets this Season

Our Choice: The Best Casual Jackets this Season

As winter turns tail and fades into memory, it leaves behind one lasting mark -- racks and racks of jackets on sale. So, basically heaven on earth.

Walking past shopfronts, we're tempted by every coat we see. However, with limited closet space and beers to buy and rent to pay, it's essential to pare down your options before you shop.

With this in mind, we've put together a list of the top three casual jackets every bachelor needs.

 

 

1. Classic Denim 

When it comes to curating a casual and laid-back look, jean jackets are a classic. Worn by US railroad workers in the 19th century and later donned by chart toppers and celebrities in the streets, denim jackets refuse to go out of style.

Another reason we love denim jackets? They can't be contained to any one season. Whether layered over a plain t-shirt in the summer or worn beneath a heavier overcoat in winter months, the jean jacket looks effortless and stylish, always.

 

 

2. Badass Bomber

When it comes to trends, the bomber is top of the list. From Drake's shoulders to the all of the most fashionable shopfronts, we're seeing bomber jackets everywhere. And where there's great demand, there's lots of options and low prices to be found.

Now is the time to strike with this badass look. And not to worry -- your investment won't just carry you through the summer months. These pieces are perfect for layering into the winter and just heavy enough to get you through intermediate Fall and Spring weather.

 

 

 

3. Luxurious Leather

Leather jackets are one of the best investments you can make when it comes to your wardrobe. They're not too casual or too composed -- somehow, leather achieves the refined feel of luxury while capturing the rugged bad boy look that so many women love.

Leather jackets are usually pretty pricey, but we've seen great deals all over the place for this super hot commodity. Stock up now and rake in the compliments later -- you won't regret it!

 

 

March 30, 2017 by Karen Warfield
How to Make Your Own Moscow Mule

How to Make Your Own Moscow Mule

College is for crazy nights and even crazier concoctions (note: in this case, crazier does not always equal better). But here at Bachelor's Box, we've graduated from the vodka shots of yesteryear and moved on to a more refined beverage of choice: the Moscow Mule.

Originating more than 75 years ago, the Moscow Mule has climbed its way to the top shelf of pubs and clubs in the past few months. Not only is it a standout among vodka drinks with its combination of fizzy ginger beer and tangy lime flavours, but the Moscow Mule is also a standout in its appearance alone.

 

 

Served in a traditional copper mug, the Moscow Mule is sure to attract attention and capture any wandering eyes. It's not all for show, though; the copper cup serves a few different purposes

The most noticeable perk of using a copper vessel is, perhaps, the extra cool sensation that comes from the metal's tendency to quickly take on the chill of the beverage. It's not just super fast at capturing the cold temperature -- the copper is also highly effective at insulating the beverage to keep your drink cold for as long as it lasts.

 

 

 

 

 

Here's what you'll need to make your own Moscow Mule:

  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • 4 oz. Ginger Beer
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Wedge of Lime
  • Ice
  • Simply syrup (optional)
  • Copper Mug

How to make it happen:

Add ice to your copper mug, then pour vodka and lime juice over it. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a fresh lime wedge. If you've a sweet tooth, add simple syrup to taste. And there you go -- the perfect drink.

If you're still in hot pursuit of a copper mug to complete this recipe, have no worries -- we've got you covered with this handcrafted copper mug for only €22.

 

 

Cheers to the weekend and to your new drink!

 

March 30, 2017 by Karen Warfield
Top 3 Knitted Ties to Transition from Winter to Spring

Top 3 Knitted Ties to Transition from Winter to Spring

Winter’s out and Spring is in. With seasons changing before our eyes, it’s time to turn our attention away from weather reports and towards our wardrobe. Wave goodbye to heavy wool, dark shades, and thick coats. It’s time to make the transition towards lighter colors, fresher prints, and sunnier days.


As scarves and gloves are tossed aside, rest assured that there’s one item of clothing that doesn’t need switching out: the knitted tie.

 

 


Knitted ties are versatile in that regardless of the time of year, they fit in just fine. In the spring and summer, the material is light enough that it doesn’t bog down an outfit, the slightly open weave giving a breezy appearance to your outfit. In the colder months, the cut of the tie is just thick enough that it adds weight to a look, achieving an ideal balance between seasons and styles.

 

 

Another major plus to knitted ties is their ability to transition from roaming the streets to riding the desk at work. Whether paired with a casual denim button down or a full on suit, knitted ties dress up an outfit and add the unique styling touch that sets the best bachelor apart from the bulk of men around him. 

 

Here are our top three picks when it comes to knitted ties:

 

1. Red Knitted Slim Silk Tie -- €34.95

 

 

The bright red dye job on this knit tie is all kinds of confident. Whether you're repping it on a first date or on stage presenting at a conference, this T.M. Lewin piece speaks for itself. Although a single tie starts at €34.95, the price drops to €30 when multiple ties are ordered -- the perfect way to kick off your knitted tie collection.

 

2. Skinny Knitted Light Blue Tie With Navy Tip -- €19.99

 

 

This Frederick Thomas tie is hand knitted and of the best quality, a proper investment when it comes to expanding your tie collection. While baby blue might not be the traditional go-to colour for bachelors, the navy tip gives it a masculine edge that even the most conservative dresser can't deny.

 

3. Navy Stripe Knit Tie -- €22

 

 

This striped option switches things up with its fun, yet dignified pattern. The stripes give the tie visual movement, which pairs with the knitted texture so that it stands out as a remarkable piece of interest in an outfit. The materials for this tie are all sourced from only the best providers, so not only will this tie look good, it'll also last. With the ability to ride from season to season, a long lifetime is key. And this tie is ready to unlock your fashion potential.

March 21, 2017 by Karen Warfield
Bags for the Traveling Man

Bags for the Traveling Man

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” - Henry David Thoreau

 

Bachelors are renowned for their independence and complete freedom as they go about their lives without ties (well, other than those of the stylish variety). So it’s of no surprise that individual men are among the most frequent travelers, traversing all corners of the world and emerging from their exploits with endless stories of their ventures.

These men will tell you that travel is the ultimate experience, a way to engage with a world that can’t be known until you’re thrown into the centre of it, jostled by crowds of locals calling out in dialects that are distinctly different from anything you’ve heard.

 

 

But they’ll also tell you of the mistakes they made while they traveled. The San Sebastián festival that caused all of the hotels and hostels in Puerto Rico to be booked, making them spend an entire night in a park. The oversight that in Barcelona, people don’t speak Spanish but Catalan, and the accompanying difficulty with navigating the city. The accidental packing of shorts that end above the knee that barred them from Cambodian temples, forcing them to wear long pants in extreme heat and humidity.

Among these mistakes and stories, there’s a pearl of wisdom to be found: there’s nothing you can do to control all aspects of a trip, but anything that you do have the power to control, you ought to. And the primary tool of travel that is up to your selection is your luggage bag.

 

 

A travel bag should accomplish the following:

 

It should be durable. No matter if it’s the best airport in the world, no system can guarantee the gentle handling of all luggage. Often, there’s a mad rush to transport bags from bag check to the plane’s underbelly, and from the plane’s underbelly back to the customers once the destination is reached. The last thing you want is your bag tearing and your possessions being lost across the tarmac, so invest in a quality bag that’s hardy and ready to take the inevitable beating that airports will dole out.

 


It should be lightweight. Unless your bag is on wheels (which can be a real hindrance when it comes to navigating areas without pavement or with excessive stairs), a lightweight bag is a must. With so many strict weight restrictions on luggage, don’t waste any spare weight on your travel bag. Make it all count. Your shoulders will thank you later, too, as you trek through Venice for hours searching for the correct hotel.

 

 

It should be unique. There are plenty of horror stories circling around about people whose suitcases are accidentally taken by others who own the same exact bag. Don’t risk losing your luggage, and don’t accept blending in with the masses, either. A fashionable bag is not only easier to recognize at baggage claim, but will set you apart as an experienced traveler who was willing to invest in his trade.

 

 

It shouldn’t be too flashy. While it’s the look of an experienced traveler that you should strive for, keep in mind that this shouldn’t extend to anything too fancy. Avoid bags that suggest excessive wealth, as this will make you an easy target for pick pockets or locals looking to make an extra amount on any bargaining encounters.

 

 

There are plenty of travel bags and accessories that meet the above standards and suit the traveling man. So when you’re ready for travel, don’t hesitate. It’s a bachelor’s way to meander and nothing, especially not an inferior bag, should hold you back.

March 18, 2017 by Karen Warfield
Best Sunglasses Under the Sun (and Under €50)

Best Sunglasses Under the Sun (and Under €50)

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining right in your eyes. That's right, bachelors, with March rolling around the corner, it's time for a new pair of sunglasses. Here are some of our favourites from under €50:

 

1. Cedar Frames -- €17.68

 

 

This pair is both eco-friendly and fashion friendly, a total win-win. The dual tone frame is very on-trend right now, with the combination of the black and tan allowing for a versatile range of styling options. Not to mention, the shape of these shades and the textured detailing are perfect for mastering the casual, yet refined look.  

2. Black Rose Gold Aces -- €40

 

 

Aviators are a timeless classic, perfectly suited for any occasion and any style. Hawker's latest line is all about updating old looks to fit the new generation and this model falls right in line with rose gold lenses that suit anywhere from the front seat of a convertible to the front row of Coachella.

3. Katz Sunglasses in Blue -- €45

These bad boys are sleek and unique, boasting trendy blue lenses that are perfect for summer days, mirroring blue skies and fresh feels perfectly. The black frames make them a classic, easy to pair with any outfit, and the gold detailing is classy and refined. We love the look of these frames, and according to reviews on Boga Reign's site, their customers love them, too.

4. Retro Wood Sunglasses -- €29

 

 

These sunnies are a little different in a big way. With a real wood frame and lenses that come in almost any colour you can imagine, these sunglasses are easily customised to fit your unique style. Even better, they come with premium polarised lenses and a snazzy wooden case to keep them safe as you bump and grind your way through beach parties or backpack your way through the Alps.

 

5. Bandwagon Polarised -- €46

 

 

Tortoiseshell is a shoe-in, season after season. This pair from Le Specs is keeping the trend going with its classic design and careful re-vamping of vintage 50s styling to fit the modern day. For those who are playing it safe and traditional this summer, these are a go-to. 

March 16, 2017 by Karen Warfield
No More Watered Down Whiskey; Whiskey Stones, a Winning Solution

No More Watered Down Whiskey; Whiskey Stones, a Winning Solution

Over the years, drinking has become a refined and intricate art in its own right. However, this hasn't always been the case.

In the Middle Ages, alcohol served as a safer alternative to water, which often carried pollution and disease. People, including young children, drank beer in order to stay safe and sickness-free. A document from the era mentions a six pint allowance for nuns per day -- one can only imagine how many pints other, less holy civilians were consuming.

 

 

While beer was the mainstay of the time, other alcohols soon came out to play. Grape wine served as the drink of choice for the highest classes. Hard alcohol, too, eventually emerged in all its glory (after playing doctor for a couple centuries as a perceived cure for ailments and depression).

The original grain spirit was whiskey, first recorded in Ireland in 1405, but likely produced before then, even. After some time, whiskey became the drink of choice in England and Ireland, eventually coming to contribute 30%-50% of the nations' tax revenue. Given this love for whiskey, it's no surprise that Old Bushmills Distillery, the world's oldest whiskey distillery, still stands in Northern Ireland and still produces whiskey today -- though not without competition.

 

 

Scotland, too, is renowned for their whiskey production and the two countries are in hot competition to hold the highest spot on the world ranking of all things whiskey. Each year, multiple international whiskey competitions are held to name the best of the best.

Once the top whiskey is identified, though, there are more factors to consider. How to enjoy the whiskey in its intended consumption style, for example, poses a major consideration.

 

 

In whiskey competitions, judges typically taste the whiskey neat -- i.e. sans ice -- as the addition of ice can lead to the lowering of the ABV of the beverage. For one serving of whiskey (1.5oz), a teaspoon of water will lower the ABV of the beverage by about 10%.

While judges may enjoy whiskey best when poured straight out of the bottle, many people prefer whiskey on the rocks, as the ice cools the beverage and transforms it into a refreshing drink to sip on. Of course, the implementation of ice dilutes the alcohol, meaning that the top shelf whiskey you're enjoying is no longer of the same caliber as the whiskey the professionals recommended.

Luckily, there's a way to enjoy your whiskey on the rocks, but also maintain its high quality: whiskey stones.

 

 

Whiskey stones are made from non-porous materials such as soapstone or stainless steel, which are specifically designed to chill your drink without diluting it. The stones are tasteless, odourless, and dishwasher safe -- you just have to pop them into the fridge or freezer a bit in advance and you'll be ready to enjoy fresh, unspoiled whiskey in hardly any time.

The stones come in various shapes, colours, and stylings, which can be easily suited to match your individual tastes and lifestyle. Some are shaped in hilarious designs, the perfect joke to start a lively evening, and others stay true to the form of a traditional ice cube for a classy whiskey sipping experience.

 

 

Regardless of your preference for shape or styling of the cube, they're an excellent and eco-friendly investment. Enjoy your whiskey and enjoy it right, bachelors.

March 14, 2017 by Karen Warfield
The Holy Trinity of Looking Your Best

The Holy Trinity of Looking Your Best

In the ranking of all things blessed and sacred in the world of men's fashion, there are three things that shine above all else -- the Holy Trinity of looking good, if you will.

 If you care to indulge us, and indulge your look, read on, bachelors.

 

 

1. Specially selected clothes that fit not only the style of the times, but your unique look.

We're all capable of following trends, whether it's scoping them out in specialised blogs, attending high-class fashion shows, or simply scrolling through our Instagram feeds to see what our friends and favourite celebrities are repping.

But while everyone from your little brother to your fashion idol might be in tune with what's trending, not everyone is capable of taking pieces of those looks and individualising them to fit their specific style. The key to a put together look from day to day is to examine your current wardrobe and then to integrate new trends into your existing styles. 

 

 

So, while you might be seeing Yeezy's everywhere, if you usually lean towards sleek trousers and button downs, they may not fit your style as well as you might think. This leads to unworn shoes and money that could've been spent elsewhere -- a lose-lose  that, with the right hindsight, can be easily avoided.

Long story short, if you can't see the item you're considering purchasing going well with at least three separate outfits in your closet, let it be. Someone else will be happy to snatch it up, and you'll be even happier to save your funds for that camel coat that fits with your look perfectly. 

 

 

2. An experienced tailor with your best fit in mind.

Once you find clothes that compliment your aesthetic, it's time to elevate them to the next level. You thought it couldn't get any better, right? But it can -- with the help of a good tailor.

Men's clothing is distributed in bulk -- great for lower prices -- but it's also designed for the bulk of the population. This means that unless you're rocking the exact average body type for men or by some miracle have the same measurements as the model the line used during the design process, the clothes that you buy probably don't fit you as well as they could and, well, should.

 

 

Well-practiced tailors can work wonders on anything from a pair of joggers to a full fledged tuxedo, taking in excess material for a closer fit or even expanding certain areas that you've outgrown after too many trips to the gym. Word on the street is that alterations are an expensive pursuit, especially after splurging on a new product, but the reality is that they're not that pricey (most are only about €20-30 per visit).

Alterations are worth every penny to make that blazer or sport coat fit your body like a glove. The more you visit a tailor, the better acquainted they'll become with your form, and the better results you'll see. A €15 dress shirt from H&M can be easily transformed to resemble a €75+ product from a high class line, so while it may seem like a silly investment, you'll absolutely see the pay off. And so will the people around you.

 


 

 

3. A barber that dresses your hair to match the way that you dress yourself.

Once you've got your material clothes all sorted and sized properly with some handy alterations, the last step to conquering the fashion frontier is a slick-do that can't be outdone. And unless you've mastered shears as successfully as you've mastered fashion, the best course of action is to seek out an accomplished barber. 

Finding the right hairdresser can be difficult -- and anxiety inducing. While snapbacks might be making a comeback for the upcoming summer months, they're not ideal to wear day in and day out while covering up a bad haircut. For this reason, it's immensely important that you research your barber beforehand.

 

 

The best way to find a good hair dresser? Ask friends or browse online accounts to find example of local barbers' previous work. Just like you'd want to see a tattoo artist's gallery of past pieces, you'll want to see the same for your hair dresser, so take the time to sort through their Instagram and Facebook account to really know what you're getting into. You might even find inspiration for your next look.

Once you've found the right barber, come prepared with a few examples of the cut you'd prefer. Of course, certain styles are more flattering for certain face shapes, which is why finding the proper hair stylist is key. They should be able to tell you which one will suit you best and they should also teach you how to style it -- ensuring that you look top of the line, from the gym to black tie events. After all, the first thing people notice is your face and what better way to draw attention to it than with a killer cut.

March 12, 2017 by Karen Warfield
5 Things to Keep In Mind When Buying A Watch

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Buying A Watch

 

The quest of finding the perfect watch is similar to the quest to find the perfect partner. Both searches often begin by evaluating looks, proceed to examining fit and comfort between the two parties, and ultimately end with either the pairing of a lifetime or a quick ditch effort to find some new arm candy.

Many people underestimate the process that accompanies purchasing a watch, having inherited their current time piece from a relative, bought it for a minimal fee as a simple means to keep time, or in some cases, found it at the bottom of a cereal box and held onto it until the battery died.

But buying a watch is a huge investment. A well thought out watch purchase will become a wardrobe staple, adding style to any outfit and upgrading looks from casual to luxury.

 

Here are the 5 things to keep in mind when buying a watch:

 

 

1. Buy from a reputable source.

Just like your Tinder match had a mullet that didn’t show up in her online pictures, some companies come with surprises as well. Counterfeit luxury watches are an unfortunate reality of the trade, so be sure to research your source before you purchase.

 

 

2. Understand the value of your purchase.

When it comes to buying fashion items, it’s not the price that ultimately matters most. Instead, it’s the expected utility of the piece and the added confidence that accompanies it. Try this equation to simplify your decision and decide your ideal price point:

 

 

3. Evaluate your personal style.

A watch should match and enhance your lifestyle, serving as a reflection of your look and goals. Are you a classic, traditional dresser? Scope out an elegant leather touch. For a more seductive look, try a dark watch face that will surely up the ante.

 

 

4. Choose a watch that is proportional to your stature.

Remember that time you found the perfect leather armchair, moved it into your living room, and then realized it completely overshadowed the rest of the room? Don’t let that happen with your wrist watch. For smaller frames, select a watch with a more delicate wrist band and face. If you’re on the taller side, don’t be afraid to go for thicker wristbands that will make a statement against your frame. Not only will your watch look good on you, but it’ll look even more intentional -- the key to a put together look.


5. Have fun with your quest for the perfect watch.

Dating is full of missteps and heartbreak, but watch shopping shouldn’t be. Enjoy investigating the abundance of styles and colors to choose from. This is the time for you to picture how you want the world to perceive you -- any watch becomes a conversation starter if you flaunt it with confidence, so take your time and find the watch that makes you feel best.

 

March 09, 2017 by Karen Warfield